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1757 Articles Matching "costs"

Americans Overwhelmingly Want Federal Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills

Apr 25, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Three-quarters of people urge action to keep patients from facing high medical costs when their insurance doesn’t cover the care, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation...
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In 10 Years, Half Of Middle-Income Elders Won’t Be Able To Afford Housing, Medical Care

Apr 25, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
An eye-opening study of demographics and income finds that the costs of assisted-living care will soon be out of reach for people on fixed incomes — and their...
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How Parks Help Mitigate Climate Change And How To Save Them

Apr 25, 2019 , Forbes
I always find a welcome relief from the urban jungle by walking, hiking or running around local and national parks, but I never realized they mitigate climate change, reduce healthcare costs, support the economy and more until I spoke with Diane Regas, President/CEO of The Trust for Public...
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In Nursing, ‘Joy’ and ‘Work’ Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Apr 25, 2019 , American Journal of Nursing
No shortage of workplace pressures. Photo by Mark Thomas/Science Photo Library. In virtually any health care setting today, nurses are under pressure to increase efficiencies, improve quality, and cut costs. The nonstop pressure to always do better comes in the midst of staff shortages, repeated changes in clinical protocols, struggles with EHRs that [...] The post In Nursing, ‘Joy’ and ‘Work’ Are Not Mutually Exclusive appeared first on Off the...
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Medicare hospital fund reserves likely to be exhausted in 2026: U.S. report

Apr 23, 2019 , Reuters
Medicare's hospital insurance fund will be depleted in 2026, as previously forecast, and Social Security program costs are likely to exceed total income in 2020 for the first time since 1982, according to a government report released on Monday....
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Infographic: Green hospitals in the U.S.

Apr 23, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Saving lives and saving the planet can be part of the same goal. Progressive hospitals focus on more than patient care. Energy efficiency, reducing waste and costs, and leaving a lower carbon footprint are also priorities for hospitals worldwide. Check out this infographic to learn some of the environmentally friendly features of the greenest medical facilities in […] The post Infographic: Green hospitals in the U.S. appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Insurers To Be Allowed To Prevent Drug Coupons From Applying To Annual Limit On Out-Of-Pocket Costs In Some Cases

Apr 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
CMS will allow insurers to implement the restrictions when there's a generic drug available to the patient. CMS argues that the rule would encourage patients to use generic drugs and lower drug...
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Apr 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Jennifer Haberkorn of the Los Angeles Times, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner join KHN’s Julie Rovner to answer listener questions about the fate of the Affordable Care Act, “Medicare-for-all“ and how to talk about health care costs. Also, for extra credit, the panelists offer their favorite “extra credit” stories of the...
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Geisinger clinical effectiveness program credited with stabilizing biologics costs

Apr 19, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Biologics comprised less than 1% of Geisinger Health’s claims but were approaching 50% of its total drug spending. That is, until a comparative effectiveness program halted the rapid...
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Where Are Americans’ Tax Refunds Going? Toward Paying For Health Care.

Apr 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The week after people get refunds, out-of-pocket health care spending bumps up 60 percent. In other health costs news, Texas passes legislation to try to combat surprise medical bills....
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FDA's Added-Sugar Labeling Policy to Pay Sweet Dividends

Apr 17, 2019 , RxList
Revealing the added sugars in packaged foods and beverages would prevent nearly one million cases of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the United States and save about $62 billion in societal costs, new research...
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Rising healthcare costs to spur little action before 2020, analysts say

Apr 17, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Affordability concerns are impacting the healthcare of a growing number of Americans, according to new polling. However, there is little chance that Congress will address that issue before the 2020 election, political analysts...
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J&J's first-quarter earnings drop 14% as legal costs soar

Apr 17, 2019 , CNBC Health
Johnson & Johnson reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations even as it faces litigation over its talc baby powder and new competition against its prostate cancer drug...
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Even People With Employer-Sponsored Plans Are Spending A Big Chunk Of Income On Health Insurance

Apr 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
"The affordability trends in the employer market are driven by healthcare costs rising a lot faster than the median income," said Sara Collins, vice president of healthcare coverage and access at the Commonwealth Fund. The trends may be fueling some of the "Medicare for All" interest, experts...
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AmerisourceBergen supports transitioning pharmaceutical rebates to POS discounts

Apr 13, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
AmerisourceBergen supports policies that lower out-of-pocket costs for patients and will support a transition to a patient-centered model with distributors serving as chargeback administrators for a Jan. 1, 2020, start. Read More...
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From The State Capitols: Florida Lawmakers OK Canadian Drug Imports; Maryland Targets Health Insurance Access, Drug Costs

Apr 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
News on the state legislative action comes from Florida, Maryland, Arizona, Ohio, Texas and New...
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Health stocks plunge as uncertainty rises on Obamacare, Congress threatens action on drug prices

Apr 13, 2019 , CNBC Health
Health-care stocks were poised to end the week in the red after lawmakers on Capitol Hill threatened to take legislative action against the nation's largest pharmacy benefit mangers on rising prescription drug...
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Perspectives: Basing Drug Costs On Value Might Make Things Even Worse

Apr 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial writers weigh in on this week's hearings on the rising costs of prescription...
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CVS Health touts Caremark’s impact on costs, adherence

Apr 12, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Over the past three years, CVS Caremark delivered $141 billion in prescription drug savings along with $18.3 billion in savings in avoided medical costs due to improved adherence, CVS Health said. Read More...
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Blame Game on Insulin Costs Leaves Patients Behind

Apr 12, 2019 , WebMD
During Wednesday’s House subcommittee hearing on insulin price hikes, drug makers and benefits managers pointed fingers at each other for the last decade’s 300% price increase, frustrating congressional...
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